This is a photo of my Purple sage which greets me from my back door each day. For some reason I feel happy when I walk past it.
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens', a purple-leafed cultivar, considered by some to be strongest of the garden sages.
'Purpurascens' is a purple leafed cultivar of S.officinalis. The purple-gray foliage produces an interesting color note in the garden. Height 24-32", spread 3'. Salvia officinalis is the common garden sage widely known and used as a culinary herb in poultry stuffing, omellettes, soups and bean dishes. It is also used as a medicinal herb. It is a shrubby evergreen perennial with many branched stems and velvety gray-green leaves about 2" long. Flowers are generally violet spikes, with white and pink cultivars available. Height 24-32",spread up to 3'. Thrives in full sun in well drained soil.
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